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Exhaust Port
06-15-2004, 09:45 PM
Not only are the 80's hip but it seems that an icon of 1980's music will be getting back together to record new material.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/15/music.duran.duran.ap/index.html

First all my favorite 80's TV shows are coming out on DVD and now new songs from 80's bands? I should enjoy this as I kick back and watch Dukes of Hazzard, Battlestar Galactica, GI Joe, Transformers, Robotech, Goonies, Top Gun, Indiana Jones, etc. :D

Kidhuman
06-15-2004, 09:54 PM
Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand.

Duran Duran is a cool band. I liked the stuff they released in the 90's too. Hopefuklly they can put out a good album.

arctangent
06-16-2004, 03:52 AM
actually the original members of duran duran reunited last year. they have done two very successful tours of europe and the uk, were given a brit award for 'services' to music (?) last february and finished touring the uk in april. not my cup of tea but by all accounts they were on fine form and have been writing new material for some time.

Exhaust Port
06-16-2004, 07:34 AM
As the article said, yes they've all been together on tour for a while now but this will be the first time since 1983 that the orginal members will have recorded any new material.

Dave_Cameron
06-16-2004, 10:45 AM
I saw their show back in March and they said they had recorded about 20 tracks last year. The most recent thing I read was that they were looking to work with the guy who produced Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" song. I guess they didn't settle on which tracks to use for an album. They probably couldn't get a label interested.

El Chuxter
06-16-2004, 12:16 PM
In related news, the producer of Survivor has teamed with INXS to star in a reality show to find the replacement for the late Michael Hutchens.

As sad as it sounds, I am not making that up.

Dr Zoltar
06-16-2004, 12:16 PM
I hope their new album/CD is better than the last one. It was kind of bland. But I do love their 80's stuff still.

Exhaust Port
06-16-2004, 12:49 PM
In related news, the producer of Survivor has teamed with INXS to star in a reality show to find the replacement for the late Michael Hutchens.

As sad as it sounds, I am not making that up.
I wish you were. Reality TV continues to find new lows.

JEDIpartner
06-16-2004, 03:07 PM
I hope their new album/CD is better than the last one. It was kind of bland. But I do love their 80's stuff still.
:eek:

I loved "Pop Trash"!!!! "Last Day on Earth" and "Playing with Uranium" are total undiscovered gems!!

arctangent
06-17-2004, 06:55 AM
In related news, the producer of Survivor has teamed with INXS to star in a reality show to find the replacement for the late Michael Hutchens.

As sad as it sounds, I am not making that up.

i am amazed that inxs have sunk so low. i feel this really craps on the memory of michael hutchence.

JEDIpartner
06-17-2004, 09:40 AM
I agree. The band really died when Michael Hutchence died. No offense to the rest of the band, but Michael Hutchence is what we really knew about INXS. That would be like trying to find a replacement for Michael Stipe in R.E.M. or Bono in U2 or Mick Jagger in the Stones. You just CAN'T!!!!

arctangent
06-18-2004, 04:17 AM
i did see last night that apparently duran duran have enough material written to make an album. they are going to work with two producers (whose names escape me now - i knew i should have written them down!) one of whom works with linkin park (!?) the other is a producer of soul acts.

JEDIpartner
07-01-2004, 11:50 AM
Duran Duran sign deal with Epic Records
Founding lineup's first new studio album in 19 years due out in October 2004 on Epic Records.

Band works with hit making R&B and alternative rock producers


New York, NY-- The original members of Duran Duran‹ Simon LeBon (vocals), Andy Taylor (guitar), John Taylor (bass), Roger Taylor (drums) and Nick Rhodes (keyboards) have announced the impending release of their first new album together since 1983's multi-platinum 'Seven & the Ragged Tiger.' Epic Records will release the as-yet-untitled record worldwide in October 2004.

Writing in the south of France and recording at Sphere Studios in London, the band members are currently working with producers Rich Harrison (Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Usher) and Don Gilmore (Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Sugar Ray), thereby drawing on a unique combination of R&B and alternative rock experience.

The poignant "What Happens Tomorrow" and the electric/rock "Sunrise" (a version of which was featured on the "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" soundtrack), both of which the band members have played live since reuniting in 2003, are slated for inclusion on the new album. Other song highlights include the moody, noirish "Still Breathing" and the mischievous "Bedroom Toys." Stylistically adventurous, the album showcases the diverse influences and abilities of each band member, blending brash rock guitar with slick synths and LeBon's inimitable lyrics and melodies.

The album will also feature a one hour bonus DVD including live footage shot over two nights at London's Wembley Arena this past spring and exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

The announcement comes on the heels of a remarkable run of seventeen sold out arena dates in the UK and Ireland and a victory at the BRIT Awards where the band members were honored for their "Outstanding Contribution to Music." They've also received Lifetime Achievement Awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York and the Q Magazine Awards in London in the past year.

Writing and recording material between these triumphant tour dates and accolades, the band poured their rediscovered chemistry and creative energy into the new album. "When we decided to reunite, the first thing we did was head to France to test our chemistry. It became really clear that the magic was still there," explains LeBon. "Since then, playing together live has cemented it. We've really rediscovered an incredible musical relationship."

In 2003, Duran Duran celebrated their 25th anniversary and the reunion of the five founding band members with a run of tremendously successful sold-out shows. They played to screaming fans in the U.S. and Japan and filled vast stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. The tour dates marked the first time the original members had played together since Live Aid in 1985.

The New York Post called one show, "powerful and inventive," while the Village Voice declared, "[Duran Duran] swooned us to altitudesecclesiastic."

Turbowars
07-01-2004, 11:28 PM
Man, these 80 bands trying to update themselves is sad, I mean we have Morrisey, Duran Duran, Beasty Boys and whos next? WHAM? This is a sign that their investments fell through and need some cash. I call it the Mike Tyson Syndrome.

arctangent
07-02-2004, 05:50 AM
Man, these 80 bands trying to update themselves is sad, I mean we have Morrisey, Duran Duran, Beasty Boys and whos next? WHAM? This is a sign that their investments fell through and need some cash. I call it the Mike Tyson Syndrome.

morrisey? morrisey sounds just like he always did when he was in the smiths. not much updating on his new material.

i think we can live without the wham reunion though.

JEDIpartner
07-02-2004, 08:35 AM
LOL

The thing is... Duran Duran was still an active band with an evolving sound. It was the addition of the "missing" members that made it a reunion. You can't really hang that tag on them, Turbowars. "Pop Trash" (2000) was probably one of their best and most underrated albums to date. It was very edgy and rocked.

JEDIpartner
09-15-2004, 09:22 AM
http://duranduranmusic.com/sunrise/sunrise.html (http://duranduranmusic.com/sunrise/sunrise.html)

Exhaust Port
09-15-2004, 10:30 AM
Not bad at all. :D

JEDIpartner
09-16-2004, 08:15 AM
No... I was surprised at how "vintage" it sounded but also how largely relevantly "now" it was!

The 'Xir
09-16-2004, 11:31 AM
I like alot of Duran Durans' music, old and new, but that song/video was just lame. I hope, for their sake, that they're releasing the worst possible single off their new albumn with the intent that any ones that follow it keep getting better with each new release! The chorus was OK, but overall, it was just lame, very bland, with a little cheese mixed into! All I could think of when watching that was the music teacher from Beavis & Butthead, " OK class, now let's hold out our hands and reach for a new sunrise, come on Beavis and Butthead, you too, just reach as high as you can and let the sunshine fill you with it's warm and positive energy" :rolleyes:

Duran Durans' best new song off any of their newest releases has got to be 'Too Much Information' off of their Self Titled '93 release. That's scary that, that was 11 years ago!

JEDIpartner
10-10-2004, 06:42 PM
I got a promo copy of "Astronaut" today and I really like it. Two standouts so far are "What Happens Today" and "Nice"... LOVE IT!!!!!!

JEDIpartner
10-12-2004, 09:05 AM
Listen to WMA files of:

Want You More! (http://s1.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=958C49B346F800179CEF790B65200941 )

What Happens Tomorrow? (http://s1.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=F85AAC137EAF03A38F271F4D1DEE41E1 )

Bedroom Toys (http://s1.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=FF99BCC104B507D12CCC5FE931671079 )

Nice (http://s1.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=356042C8A0FAC8820CE467460A384BB1 )

Kidhuman
10-12-2004, 06:26 PM
Saw them this morning on GM AMerica. SOunded pretty good. They did HUngry Like a Wolf.